Title: At Any Cost (Love Inspired Suspense)
Author: Lauren Nichols
Publisher: Love Inspired
This is a very riveting, tense-filled story about Jenna Harper who fears her past is once again encroaching upon her present. Jenna now runs a B & B with her aunt whom she holds dear. While renovating the home, Jenna meets Beau who brings an uncanny sense of security when he is working. Both Jenna and Beau knew each other years ago. Living in a small town, the gossip mill constantly cranks out stories whether true or not.
Jenna’s character is a faith-filled woman who treasures family and her two girlfriends she has known since they were kids. After surviving a vicious attack in the past, it takes lots of work not to let her imagination run wild. I really enjoyed Jenna’s aunt in the story as this elderly woman is compassionate, a prayer warrior and dresses up in Victorian dresses, which is the same era in which the home was built. Jenna gathers a lot of strength and compassion from this elderly woman. Both Jenna and Beau have their hearts guarded from being hurt due to their past dating encounters. I loved the story being centered on Jenna and the tension that is very palpable all the way through the book. A great tale to curl up with and enjoy with your favorite hot drink!
My rating is 5 stars.